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Tax Graduate - VAT

Job in Lowfield Heath, United Kingdom
Posted

Degree level

Bachelor

Job function

Tax

Required language

English (Fluent)

Work experience

0 to 1 years

Start date

September 1, 2020

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Overview

A BDO client will generally have some short-term goals and a long-term vision. But standing in their way will often be a number of tax-related issues. Our Job is to act as guides through the complex, ever- changing landscape of tax legislation, to help our clients get where they want to be by the most effective route.

Our VAT team is a large and internationally connected group of people, ranging from graduates just starting in their careers to Partners leading the business. They are involved in everything that the firm does and have whole areas of interest of their own. Whilst they do get involved in some compliance work, they are mainly advisory, working directly with clients providing guidance and helping resolve disputes with HMRC. The VAT rules are often subjective and the work is both intellectually challenging and generally has a high impact on our clients.

As an Indirect Tax Trainee, you can expect to be involved in a wide variety of tasks covering both VAT compliance and VAT advisory. There is no daily routine and the nature of the role means it is varied and challenging. You will have regular client contact. In addition you will be required liaise directly with HMRC, Indirect Tax experts across the BDO network and colleagues in other sectors as and when required.

BDO offer the Chartered Tax Advisor (CTA) Qualification on the Level 7 apprenticeship programme. This Apprenticeship is an employer-designed programme which offers a route to become a Chartered Tax Adviser (CTA). A career in tax will provide you with variety, if you enjoy working with people, the challenge of problem solving and an ever-changing, dynamic working environment then a career in tax is for you. The duration of this programme is 36 months.

Business Area Overview

  • Take responsibility for all client matters as directed as part of the wider team to service clients
  • Prepare client VAT returns and other statistical VAT declarations
  • Assist clients with various other VAT matters including but not limited to VAT registrations, De-registrations, disclosures to HMRC, Notification of Options to Tax etc
  • Attend client meetings and prepare VAT advice as and when directed
  • Preparation of engagement letters and client acceptance documentation
  • Active adherence to budget and time pressures, bringing matters to the attention to the client project team
  • Must demonstrate strong team playing skills in all client and internal management dealings
  • Develop professional relationships with clients and within the firm
  • Undertake any training or development co-ordinated by the Tax team
  • Willing and open to take on tasks and challenges as and when directed
  • Successfully study towards your professional qualification and, where relevant, corresponding apprenticeship

Requirements

Candidates must have, or be on course for the following grades (or international equivalent):

  • A minimum 2.2 degree in any discipline;
  • 3 A Levels at grades A*- C, excluding General Studies and Extended Projects
  • Grade 9-4 in English Language & Maths GCSE

We are looking for candidates who possess strengths that are aligned to: Business Thinking, Collaborating, Innovation and Change, Communicating, Developing Self and others, Decision Making, Reasoned judgement, and Analytical skills.

About BDO

BDO LLP is an accountancy and business advisory firm, we provide integrated advice and solutions to help businesses navigate a changing world. Our clients are Britain’s economic engine – ambitious, entrepreneurially-spirited and high growth businesses that fuel the economy.

We share our clients’ ambitions and their entrepreneurial mind-set. We have the right combination of global reach, integrity and expertise to help them succeed.

BDO LLP operates in 17 locations across the UK, employing 5000 people offering tax, audit and assurance, and a range of advisory services. BDO LLP has revenues of £590m and is the UK member firm of the BDO International network. The BDO global network provides business advisory services in 162 countries, with 80,000 people working out of 1,500 offices worldwide. It has revenues of $9bn.

BDO gives trainees all the training they need to attain their professional qualifications, along with extensive practical experience that includes on-site client work. The firm provides constant support to help you achieve your potential.

'Achieving My Potential’ is BDO’s organisational framework. It is made up of 4 key elements – core competencies, technical competencies, values and attitude. In essence, what you do and how you do it.

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BDO UK provides tax, audit and assurance, advisory and business outsourcing services to companies across all sectors of the economy. We make the time and effort to understand our clients’ businesses and markets. Our partners and staff are specialists in their fields and have a proactive, flexible approach to helping clients overcoming the challenges they face. We aim to be...

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